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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown


U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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Senate OKs $1.15B Abrams Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia


The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.15 billion sale of 130 General Dynamics Abrams battle tanks and ground vehicle recovery systems to Saudi Arabia under a foreign military sales agreement, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes legislators voted 71-27 against a legislation sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Chris Murphy …

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CBO: License Prohibition Bill for Export of Commercial Aircraft to Iran Would Increase Administrative Costs at Treasury, Export-Import Bank

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Treasury Department and the Export-Import Bank to submit annual reports on the sale of commercial planes and aircraft parts to Iran would result in an increase in annual administrative costs at both institutions by less than $500,000. CBO said in …

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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds


The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Top-Line Budget Would Be a ‘Contentious Issue’ as Senate, House Reconcile FY 2017 Defense Policy Bills

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Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washington), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said the top-line budget for the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would be the “contentious issue” as the Senate and House reconcile their versions of the bill. Smith told Defense News reporter Joe Gould in an interview published Thursday …

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